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Personal care aides should be part of care team: study

Personal care aides should be included in the team-based programs through which home- and community-based services and care increasingly are delivered in assisted living communities and homes, but several factors are impeding their inclusion, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

More than 1,000 rally for affordable senior housing

More than 1,000 elected officials, policymakers and affordable housing providers and residents showed their support for housing assistance for older adults by attending LeadingAge’s Senior Housing NOW Rally on Wednesday afternoon.

HHS says new rule allows healthcare workers, organizations to honor religious and moral principles in care provision

Individual healthcare workers as well as healthcare organizations can decline to provide care that conflicts with their religious and moral beliefs or mission under a final rule issued Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Some fear the rule could lead to discrimination against LGBT individuals.

HUD’s $50 million for new Section 202 housing is first since 2010

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Thursday announcement of $50 million in funding for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program is “particularly impactful in light of the fact that Congress has not provided funding for new 202 housing since fiscal year 2010,” LeadingAge said Friday.

Boomer poll: Senior living tops home for dementia care

Older baby boomers’ top choice of where to live if they were to have dementia is a senior living community, according to the results of a new LeadingAge–NORC poll revealed Monday at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The finding, according to LeadingAge, was one of several from the research that challenge commonly held views of baby boomer preferences related to aging.

Maximize affordable housing funding, senior living operators tell Congress

Several senior living operators and groups serving them are among the 3,574 organizations that sent a letter to Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations Committee leaders urging them to “ensure affordable housing, community development and transportation programs receive the highest allocation of discretionary funds possible in fiscal year 2020.”

Industry organizations to promote careers in aging

Argentum, the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living and LeadingAge for the first time are participating in Careers in Aging Week, taking place March 3 to 9.